Haley Odlozil, a popular TikToker who wrote about her battle with cancer, has lost her fight against the disease.
The 30-year-old woman and her husband, Taylor Odlozil, have talked about how upsetting it has been for them since she was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer. With over two million TikTok followers, they have built a fan base by taking their watchers along on their journey through hard conversations and medical treatments, all while raising their young son, Weston.
@taylorodlozilIt is with unbelievable sadness that I tell all of you my sweet Haley has passed away. I cannot begin to describe the amount of heart ache & grief myself & our entire family is experiencing. I never knew my heart could physically hurt. Ive never seen someone fight so hard to live. Her love for me, Weston, her family, & her friends is what has kept her going for so many years, especially the last 8 months. Im so blessed to have had Haley a part of my life for 16 years. It has been my true honor to take care of her. I am so grateful for the lessons I have learned from Haley. As the husband I have seen every moment. The happy ones & the sad ones. One thing I can tell you, she suffered greatly fighting this disease that slowly tore her body apart for the last 8 years. The thought of her being completely healed in a body with no pain & no scars in heaven makes me so incredibly happy for her but so overwhelmingly sad Im not there to see it. My fear of death is so much less knowing I will get to see her one day completely healed. I cannot wait for that day. Im so thankful I got to see Haley fulfill her life purpose of becoming a mom. She was an incredible mother. My heart breaks most for Weston. I dont think he will ever fully understand what he meant to Haley. He was everything to her. I love you Haley. More than I can put into words. You are a part of who I am and I will never stop loving you. I cant wait to see you again. Thank you to all our friends & family for so much support & prayers for so long. Because of who Haley is, her story has exploded across the world. Ive received emails & messages from people from just about every country. She has changed so many people & brought awareness to this terrible disease. Im so proud of that. She always said she didnt want her suffering to be wasted. Haley wanted people to learn from her. I would say she accomplished that! So due to the large following Haley has developed, I will not be sharing the funeral arrangements. Any friends & family that need the information please message me or any of my close friends. I have also decided I will not be posting on social media for a while. I need some time to process with my son.♬ Gratitude – Brandon Lake
“It makes me feel so sad to tell you all that my sweet Haley has died. “I can’t even begin to explain how sad and hurt I and my whole family are,” Taylor said in a message that was shared on all of his social media sites.
The Odlozils met in high school and soon couldn’t live without each other. Haley found out she had cancer just a few weeks before they got married. Still, they went through with the wedding. In 2019, they had a son through a surrogate, and Haley kept fighting. In October 2022, Haley’s family was told by doctors that there wasn’t much more they could do for her. Around that time, she and Taylor decided to start talking about what they were going through, and a huge number of people started watching them on TikTok and Instagram.
@taylorodlozil 7/8/2023 Haley is still fighting. Haley’s hospice nurse, Marcie, as well as Chris and Kelli Shook put together a book about Haley for Weston to always have. As hard as it is with what we are going through as a family, it warms my heart to see people rise to the occasion to do an act of kindness for someone else. We are so grateful to have this book. #cancer #love #cry #family #memories #grief #fyp ♬ Ariana – Tony Anderson
On July 8, Taylor posted the link to Haley’s last TikTok. In the video, one of the nurses who was taking care of her gave her a memory book for their son. On July 11, they had a live Q&A with the people who follow them on TikTok. On Friday, Taylor told everyone that she had died.
When word got out that she had died, many of her fans sent Taylor and Weston sympathy.
Taylor also said, “Thank you to all our friends and family for all the support and prayers for so long.”